Action:   Prohibits retention of sockeye salmon in the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.    

Effective dates:   July 9, 2012 until further notice.

Species affected:   Sockeye salmon.

Location:   The mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.   

Other Information:   This area remains open through July for hatchery summer chinook.    

Reason for action: The sockeye restriction is necessary because the Snake River portion of the sockeye run is listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act and non-Indian fisheries are limited to a one percent harvest rate on these fish, which is expected to be reached by July 8.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.  For latest information press *1010. 

Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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